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EMG JH Set - James Hetfield Signature Set

$249.00 MSRP: $349.99 Save : $100.99 (29%)
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MSRP: $349.99 $249.00 Save : $100.99 (29%)
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“...We have to make something unique and historic... It’s stealth, it’s sleek, it’s fast looking…”

The JH Set is a totally new dimension for EMG with the design being driven solely with the input of James Hetfield. In early 2009 James Hetfield contacted EMG Pickups president Rob Turner and presented him with a challenge: to create a “stealth” looking set that captures the clarity and punch of a passive pickup and still retains the legendary active tone that molded a generation.

Featuring sleek black nickel plated caps and EMG’s Solderless Installation System™ components, the JH Set consists of the JH-N (neck) and the JH-B (bridge). Both pickups were patterned after the pickups James has used for 30 years but the end result was a completely different animal. The JH-N has individual ceramic poles and bobbins that feature a larger core and are taller than the 60. This produces more attack, higher output, and fuller low end in the neck position. The JH-B uses the same type of core but has steel pole pieces, unlike the 81 that uses bar magnets. This produces the familiar tight attack with less inductance for a cleaner low end.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Pickup
  • EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System


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Emg Jh Set - James Hetfield Signature Set

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Best 'new' pickup from EMG in years.


from West Virginia

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  • Good Quality
  • High output
  • Improved 'active' Tone
  • Very Clear And Articulate


    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Jamming with friends
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Emg Jh Set - James Hetfield Signature Set:

    After playing for almost 15 years and going between passive and active pickups I recently decided that i would put actives in both of my Les Pauls. One guitar got another company's pickups the other got these. I'm glad i got them. Clear and punchy they improve over the standard 81/85 or 81/60 tone ( which is what these are essentially a hot rodded 81/60 combo). For all the hate EMG gets these pickups along with the 57/66 set offer passive like tones with active output. These aren't pickups for jazz and country. But rock, metal, and other heavy styles will be right at home with these pickups. Dont hesitate, get them!

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    Series Signature Series
    Other Features Includes: EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System
    Model JH Set
    More Info

    JH Set Pickup Installation

    Warranty Info:

    JH Set - James Hetfield Signature Set

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.